March 8, 2012 10.33 am This story is over 117 months old

Trees planted as part of low carbon conference

Low carbon: A conference aimed at helping Lincoln reduce its carbon emissions will be giving companies their own sapling to plant.

One hundred more trees native to Lincolnshire will be planted in the county as part of Lincoln’s first climate change conference next week.

Low Carbon Lincoln organised by the City Council will bring together businesses and groups in the city to discuss lowering Lincoln’s carbon footprint.

As well as signing a low carbon declaration to fight climate change, each attendee will be given an English Oak sapling, provided locally, to plant after the conference.

The conference on March 14 at the EMMTEC building will be attended by organisations such as Siemens, Simons Group, Stagecoach East Midlands and NHS Lincolnshire.

The theme of the conference is “working together”, and the aim is to see how companies can work collectively to reduce Lincoln’s carbon footprint.

Talks come from speakers such as Alexis Rowell from Cutting the Carbon, Robyn Pender from English Heritage.

Councillor Fay Smith, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Public Protection, said: “One of the City Council’s strategic priorities is to reduce Lincoln’s carbon footprint, and we’re making lots of changes to help do that.

“But we know we can’t do it on our own, and we also know that there are businesses and organisations in the city that have some great ideas to share.

“By pulling people together in a carbon partnership with a common aim, we hope to set targets and strengthen our efforts to reduce carbon in Lincoln.”

Alexis Rowell from Cutting the Carbon said: “Even in times of austerity, councils and community groups, working together, can do much to reduce energy consumption and play a part in the mitigation of climate change.”

Rowell will also be doing his talk about understanding climate change at the EMMTEC which members of the public are able to attend too.

The public talk starts at 5.30pm, and places can be booked on 01522 837100 or by email. You can also track the conference by following the City of Lincoln Council on Twitter or watching the hashtag #lcl2012. The Lincolnite will have live coverage of the conference on the day.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Simona

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